Harrowby United demolish Burton Park

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Burton Park Wanderers 0

Harrowby United 6

Harrowby enjoyed a fruitful trip to Burton Latimer in Northamptonshire and were never under any pressure – and in fact they could have won by an even greater margin.

The Arrows took an early lead when man-of-the-match Scott Webb was brought down in the penalty area after only two minutes. Martin Wormall stepped up to calmly despatch the ball past Marc Mallard in the home goal. Two minutes later, the lead was doubled when an Owen Sheridan shot rebounded to Lee Shaw who finished smartly.

A third goal arrived after 17 minutes when a cross from Wormall found Webb with time to slot the ball past a helpless Mallard.

The rout continued in the seven minutes later when a ball from the back by Arrows skipper Matt Hodgkin was controlled by Shaw, who turned and fired an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net.

Shortly after, Shaw’s header was well saved by Mallard who scrambled to his feet to save a follow-up from Wormall.

Harrowby started the second half as they had the first with a goal coming two minutes after the restart. Hodgkin released Shaw down the right flank. He played a right foot cross into Webb who produced a sweet first time shot which curled into the top left hand corner to make it 5-0.

After 55 minutes, substitute Simon Bolland hit the crossbar with an effort from outside the area. The sixth goal came a minute after the hour when Wormall bagged his second of the afternoon with his free kick from the left edge of the penalty area going just inside the post, despite Mallard getting a hand to the ball.

Harrowby had other chances to make the victory even more emphatic, most notably when Jack Whyley headed wide from a Wormall corner. Wormall saw an effort go wide and Hodgkin just cleared the crossbar with a diving header after a peach of a cross into the box from substitute Luke Peberdy.

Wanderers’ woeful afternoon was compounded when their captain Kevin Fox was shown a red card by referee Mr Connolly for an overdue second yellow card.

Before kick off, Harrowby’s joint Managers Mark Fardell and Jason Harrison were presented with the UCL Division One Manager of the Month award, and striker Martin Wormall received an award for December UCL Goalscorer of the Month.

Harrowby: Drury, Hill, Vorley (Preston, 45), Hodgkin (c), Whyley, Webb, Sheridan (Bolland, 52}, Kirton, Lee (Peberdy, 65), Wormall, Shaw. Subs not used: Gibson, Weatherstone.